The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Only Authorized Edition

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Publisher Description

The only edition of the beloved classic that is authorized by Fitzgerald’s family and from his lifelong publisher.

This edition is the enduring original text, updated with the author’s own revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and with a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published by Scribner in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Fiction & Literature
May 27
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

atobteam ,

Great glimpse into the era

I loved reading this book for a few reasons. First, it gives a great glimpse of the era. Reading it, you feel as though you were living during the '20s between Long Island and NYC. Second, I enjoyed the development of a healthy number of characters. With each of them, throughout the book, you're left open regarding whether he is good, bad, later to be justified, or later to be vilified. Third, when through, my response was, "Wow," as the conclusion almost imperceptibly gives you the facts to tie together a boatload of things that have happened and statements that were made throughout the book. Upon finishing, I sat with a notebook and wrote about two pages of notes to sort out all that happened, who was good, who was bad, who was at fault, and where truly was the locus of sadness when all was said and done. Great stuff!

GoGo Gallego ,

The Great Gatsby = Phenomenal

This book captured the 20s era, and then sufficiently and thoroughly displayed the high and low points of the decade. You get to see what New York was like in the twenties through the eyes of the wealthy and socialites.

The famous quote, "All that glitters isn't gold" holds true in this book. Being rich and famous isn't as great as people think it is, as the most popular men and women have their personal lives are exposed, and their selfishness and cold hearts are revealed. The book just shows that you cannot disguise a careless heart, and that sometimes it takes a tragedy for everyone to see the cruel person inside of you.

The symbolism in this book is subtle, yet simple. The messages are clear and inspirational. And the characters and the storyline take you back to the fun, exciting parties and nights in the city, and also the shady, unlawful, sinful ways to gain wealth and popularity.

I am in 8th Grade, and though in the start of this book I was a bit confused, as the story went on I truly fell in love with it!

ConfusedReader75 ,


I read this for English class and I have to say I don't understand what makes this so special that it is taught in American English classes and is considered a classic. It's is entertaining but it is nothing more than a story of the materialistic wealthy and the carelessness of their actions along with the love of one man.

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